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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 64 - Winter 1987 / 88

Heavy Metal

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Trevor Page (both) - Quainton News has not taken to following the world of rock music, but those who have witnessed the performance of Roger Wornham's Hunslet 0-6-0DH No. 7016 will appreciate the significance of the above heading - as do the Civil Engineering Department. Resplendent in its new bright green livery, the locomotive entered service on Enthusiasts Day and was immediately popular. The accompanying photographs show the Rolls Royce engined machine in service on that occasion and it is planned that No. 7016 will be in regular operation in 1988. As an experiment, Good Friday and Easter Saturday have been designated Diesel Days. Mike Goodwin's newly repainted Drewry shunter No. D2298 will operate a passenger service in the down yard and the heavy Hunslet a goods train on the up side. As the latter locomotive is not fitted with a vacuum exhauster, it cannot operate with passenger stock, but plans are in hand for the fitting of this equipment.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1987 and so does not reflect events in the 27+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Heavy Metal - Quainton News No. 64 - Winter 1987 / 88

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